Bar Association Memberships:
Tulare County Bar Associations
U.S. District Court, Central District of California
Consistent continuing education in the areas of complex criminal litigation, including homicide and drug defense.
Professional Organization Memberships:
The Central Valley Trial Lawyers Association
Bar Admission: California, October 1984. Bar number: 114381
Litigated two First Degree Homicides in the year 2005. Both cases ended in hung juries with plea agreements, reducing both sentences to Manslaughter.
in 1982, Victor M. Perez, Attorney at Law graduated from the University of California, Hastings School of Law in San Francisco. with his Juris Doctorate. He has litigated substantially more than 150 jury trials, with more wins than losses.
in 1979, Victor M. Perez earned his degree in Sociology from the University of California at Davis.
There is only one attorney in the firm, and Victor M. Perez, Attorney at Law is licensed in the state of California. He has been in private practice for over twenty eight years. His former partner is now a judicial officer. The office has a staff of six, including four paralegals.
Victor M. Perez, Attorney at Law is also an active Rotary member, Former President of the Downtown Visalian's, Former Chairman of the Visalia Planning Commission, Former member of the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (Governor Appointee).
Now that you know a bit about what the firm has done, what it stands for, and what we offer, we would like you to take a moment and see what Victor M. Perez, Attorney at Law has to say to several very important questions that clients ask.
What is your opinion regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?
When possible, the client should always be encouraged to assist in the process and / or self-help. It keeps clients educated and keeps costs to the client down.
Are you willing to review documents prepared by clients?
This arrangement is often used on small civil matters at a minimal cost.
Are you willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?
To whatever extent possible, I encourage clients to represent themselves, particularly through the small claims process. This is not a recommendation for criminal defense clients.
Why did you decide to be a lawyer?
I decided to be a lawyer because I always wanted to be an advocate for the less fortunate.
What work experience and education helps you be a better lawyer?
I have been heavily involved in community affairs and am thus acutely aware of the pulse of the community, which helps litigation and advocacy skills.
Why did you decide on your primary specialty?
I started clerking in a criminal defense firm in San Francisco and discovered an affinity for this area of practice. As to civil and personal injury litigation, I spent most of my elective course at Hastings in this area. I kept following the area after passing the bar.
What do you like best about your career?
What I like best about my career are jury trials.
What can you tell us about your law firm?
All of my staff members are experienced and totally dedicated to the community and our clientele.
What are your strengths and style?
I have a tendency to want to know everything about my case and thus am dedicated to the details prior to and during trial.
I believe myself to be considered an aggressive advocate. I am willing to zealously pursue the interests of my client.
How would you describe your ideal client?
My ideal client is one that cooperates and shares in the workload.
What are your personal interests?
I like to travel with my wife. I also like to hunt, fish and attend sporting events.